Leonidas Bantis

By 480 BC, Xerxes had constructed up an massive army of some 150,000 males and a navy of 600 ships. In late August or early September of 480 BC, Xerxes launched his offensive upon Greece in what is now known as the Battle of Thermopylae . Their rear was in danger, and even if they fled, the Persian horsemen would pursue them. Xerxes reportedly provided to spare the Spartans’ lives…Read More